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Blockchain Summer School

5 days / 10 talks 12 speakers / 4 social events

About the summer school

Blockchain is the biggest challenge faced by antitrust law in the last 20 years. The core features of this technology create numerous issues for our legal systems to the point of endangering them. This is very true for intellectual property law and digital privacy as well. This summer school, a world first, will address all of these challenges from two perspectives: blockchain as the best ally to our legal systems and blockchain as its work enemy. And maybe it’s not all black & white ; )

This summer school is designed for legal experts, including, lawyers, practitioners, master and Ph.D. students (enrolled in a law degree), competition authorities’ case handlers, academics, government representatives, policy officers, judges and anyone interested in understanding how blockchain will challenge our societies as well as our legal systems. Technical knowledge of blockchain is not required (no worries).

Prof. Thibault Schrepel (creator and coordinator of the summer school)

Contact Info

Prof. Thibault Schrepel

t.schrepel@uu.nl

8 – 12 July 2019

Utrecht University

Netherlands

Our Speakers

Thibault Schrepel

Utrecht/Harvard University

Olga Mack

Berkeley University

Catalina Goanta

Maastricht University

Chris Pike

OECD (Senior Competition Expert)

David Saive

Oldenburg University

Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam

Sebastian Louven

Oldenburg University

Riyanka Roy Choudhury

Stanford Law School

Marc Taverner

Bitfury

Charlotte Salemans

Deloitte

Valeria Ferrari

Amsterdam University

Peter Kits

Deloitte

CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION OF THE PROGRAM  

Day 1

8 JULY 2019

Blockchain & antitrust law

Talk by Thibault Schrepel, Catalina Goanta & Marieke Hopman

Schedule

09:00-09:30

  09:30-11:00

    11:00-12:30

  14:00-16:00       17:00

Welcoming – Café  

The history and ideology of blockchain

Blockchain 101 and general legal issues

Blockchain and abuses of dominant positions
 
Drinks

Day 2

9 july 2019

Blockchain & antitrust law

Talk by Chris Pike, Sebastian Louven, David Saive & Thibault Schrepel

Schedule

09:45-12:00

  14:00-16:00  

     
16:00-17:00
        18:00

BLOCKCHAIN & CARTELS

Antitrust by design: a compliance-conscious design of blockchain

  Antitrust & blockchain: an OECD perspective


BOAT ON tHE cANAL

Day 3

10 july 2019

Blockchain, data protection & IP: theory and practice

Talk by Olga Mack, Charlotte Salemans & Peter Kits

Schedule

10:00-12:00

      14:00-16:30

  17:00-18:30

Blockchain & IP: when one challenges the other  

Blockchain & GDPR in practice 

Opening Ceremony of Utrecht Summer Schools at the Janskerk

Day 4

11 july 2019

Blockchain, data protection & IP: when code is law

Talk by Alexandra Giannopoulou, Valeria Ferrari & Riyanka Roy Choudhury

Schedule

10:00-12:00

      14:00-16:00       18:00

Blockchains and the GDPR: when technology means regulation

Blockchain & Copyright Laws: Legal Technology  Dinner

Day 5

12 july 2019

Blockchain in practice: startups’ point of view

Talk by (Jonathan Knegtel (Blockdata) & Marc Taverner (Bitfury)

Schedule

09:15-10:45         11:00-12:30         12:00-13:00

A look at real world blockchain adoption  

Blockchain use cases from one of the world’s largest blockchain companies

Handing out of certificates

Our Sponsors

Deloitte has a unique combination of experience, technical expertise and knowledge of legal, tax and compliance aspects allows them to look beyond the hype. Deloitte’s Blockchain Center of Expertise consists of the blockchain experts from across most technical and business domains, and is backed by the Global Blockchain community with over 1000 professionals from across 20 countries. Their goal is to support companies and startups on the journey to redefine their business while capturing industry-wide opportunities with the use of the blockchain technology (website).

The Bitfury Group is the largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world. They develop and deliver cutting-edge software and hardware solutions necessary for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to securely move assets across the blockchain (website).

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